The festival’s theme wove through the 26 altars assembled by local artists as well as artwork created by this year’s poster contest winner Eduardo Chaidez. The poster features an illustrated image of a little girl with Día de los Muertos-inspired face paint and an Oakland T-Shirt, holding a sign that reads “DREAM FOR ALL.”
Kindergarten teacher Lourdes Rivas wrote a children’s book, They Call Me Mix, to help teach their students why they use gender-neutral pronouns.
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park unveiled a new art exhibit in early October called “Undocumented Heart: Oakland Day Laborers Tell Their Stories,” that features the creations of undocumented day laborers through paintings, quilts, graphic art, song and dance.
In this episode of “Tale of Two Cities,” we explore forgotten areas of the Easy Bay and how people are working to keep their traditions and memories alive. From reporter Cecilia Lei, we hear about how volunteers are helping to save neglected, stray dogs in Richmond. Next, reporter Betty Marquez Rosales and sound engineer Rosa…
For the second Halloween season in a row, the Oakland Zoo hosted a “Sundown Spookfari.” The zoo staff opened up their grounds for families to stay overnight and learn about some of the animals.
Members of the Oakland Catholic Worker gather for a backyard Sunday mass to commemorate the Salvadoran archbishop’s canonization.